Summer savory (Satureja hortensis, native to Southeastern Europe) has been growing on my New York…
Tag: urban gardening
Their garden may not supply all of their ingredients, but by planting smartly, the restaurant has managed to bring new flavors to the menu.
Was it just yesterday it was 72 degrees and so sunny we needed SPF 30? Luckily our intrepid photo editor, Rebecca McAlpin, had an outdoor assignment. Working on our next issue–Eat, Drink, Local-themed–she tracked Daniel Bowman Simon to the greenmarket to buy seedlings and then to a community garden where they were planted in raised beds.
Each year the Hudson Valley Seed Library commissions New York State artists to design the packaging for a special line of heirloom seeds called Art Packs. Until March 2, you can see the packs next to the original works–and buy both the seeds and reprints of the art–at the Horticultural Society of New York on West 37th Street. If you do miss it, don’t worry–you can get a glimpse of the 23 packs and the 23 works of art on our most recent NY1 segment. Watch it right here.
We like to pride ourselves on using up every bit of a plant, gobbling up everything to young radish leaves, to pickled Swiss chard stems (a tip we learned from Michael Anthony at Gramercy Tavern) to the fresh roots of green garlic (that one was from Shea Gallante, of Ciano). But until we went with NY1 to The Bronx to visit Toby Adams, the manager of the 1.5-acre Ruth Rae Howell Family Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, we didn’t know that you could actually eat the tops of carrots.
Out on the Rockaways artist Frank Meuschke’s beach farm is pumping out tomatoes — at least until Irene pays a visit. We ate his Brandywines and Black Russians warm from the vine with burrata and torn up basil. Frank and his wife Betsy Alwin turn the crop that they can’t eat into sauce as fast as they can.